The Plaza Hotel
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Day 21 (Saturday): Brekkie in the room (I never want to see Marmite again!) then off on our 6 hour drive to Kamloops (which turned into 9 after being stuck in a 10km traffic jam outside Golden after a bus caught fire on Rogers Pass - see photo). Lucky Anne doubled up on the toilet stop in Tim Hortons in Golden! Managed to leave my pre-paid Global …
... like Mission and Yale, and moved into the Fraser Valley where we could see a variety of crops growing alongside the track including berries, vegetables, orchards, bulbs, hops, seedlings and Christmas trees.
We travelled on through some glorious scenery with the flat lands giving way to tree covered mountains. Before we knew it it was lunch time and we were called down for our first sitting lunch. We shared a table with Tom and Sue and were ...
Well our holiday has been in three stages really:
1) Great Bear Lodge and Victoria Island
2) Voyage of the Glaciers cruise and Alaska
3) Rocky Mountains
We are so fortunate to be able to bundle up thee quite different experiences in to one holiday and spend 5 weeks overseas - privileged really.
Stage 3 of our trip culminated in a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer train, which was spectacular, and again we can't fault ...
... there are so many trails to follow you would be here for weeks.
Morning tea At Pemberton found a McDonalds for a coffee and rest for Richard from all the driving you have to concentrate all the time with the hairpin turns Drove on a little further to Joffre Lake
another picture perfect photo lake is down a trail only 500m from road so thank god for short distance to walk. Experience hikers go up to ...
... given our experience of running in to wildlife back home it seemed easy to be blase about the bears until we came across several deer where the signs had warned they may be. If deer can be where they're supposed to be then so can bears right? This is further emphasised by bear (and Kerry) proof bins and signs in public toilets warning of how to deal with a bear encounter. Safe to say, whilst bears are truly majestic animals I don't fancy coming across one.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Plaza Hotel Kamloops
Good value considering what we have paid elsewhere. Rooms have been refurbished and contain all you need albeit they are not large rooms. Little noisy outside (Saturday night) and constant noise from hall air conditioner. Brekkie and Wi-Fi included along with free phone calls (including international). Restaurant was good with live music. Parking in public park next door and access a little tricky (albeit helped by staff). All in all OK
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